Adobe Photoshop Prepared by: Lyndon Jeorge A. Mendoza
About Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editing program developedand published by Adobe Systems Incorporated. Adobes 2003 "Creative Suite" rebranding led to AdobePhotoshop 8s renaming to Adobe Photoshop CS. Thus, AdobePhotoshop CS5 is the 12th major release of Adobe Photoshop.The CS rebranding also resulted in Adobe offering numeroussoftware packages containing multiple Adobe programs for areduced price.
Early History In 1987, Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at the University of Michigan began writing a program on his Macintosh Plus to display grayscale images on a monochrome display. This program, called Display, caught the attention of his brother John Knoll, an Industrial Light & Magic employee, who recommended Thomas turn it into a fully-fledged image editing program. Thomas took a six month break from his studies in 1988 to collaborate with his brother on the program, which had been renamed ImagePro.
Early History Cont… Later that year, Thomas renamed his program Photoshop and worked out a short-term deal with scanner manufacturer Barneyscan to distribute copies of the program with a slide scanner; a "total of about 200 copies of Photoshop were shipped" this way. During this time, John traveled to Silicon Valley and gave a demonstration of the program to engineers at Apple and Russell Brown, art director at Adobe. Both showings were successful, and Adobe decided to purchase the license to distribute in September 1988. While John worked on plug- ins in California, Thomas remained in Ann Arbor writing program code. Photoshop 1.0 was released in 1990 for Macintosh exclusively.
Version HistoryAdobe Photoshop CS3 New productivity features include a streamlined interface, improved Camera RAW support, better control over print options, enhanced PDF support, and better management with Adobe Bridge. Editing tools new to CS3 are the Clone Source palette and nondestructive Smart Filters.
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Cont… Other features such as the brightness and contrastadjustment and Vanishing Point module were enhanced. TheBlack and White adjustment option improves control overmanual grayscale conversions with a dialog box similar to that ofChannel Mixer. Compositing is assisted with Photoshops newQuick Selection and Refine Edge tools and improved imagestitching technology.
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Cont… CS3 Extended contains all features of CS3 plus tools forediting and importing some 3D graphics file formats, enhancingvideo, and comprehensive image analysis tools with DICOM filesupport.
Version History Cont…Adobe Photoshop CS4 Photoshop CS4 features a new 3D engine allowing painting directly on 3D models, wrapping 2D images around 3D shapes, converting gradient maps to 3D objects, adding depth to layers and text, getting print-quality output with the new ray-tracing rendering engine. It supports common 3D formats; the new Adjustment and Mask Panels; Content-aware scaling (seam carving); Fluid Canvas Rotation and File display options.
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Cont… On 30 April, Adobe released Photoshop CS4 Extended,which includes all the same features of Adobe Photoshop CS4with the addition of capabilities for scientific imaging, 3D, andhigh-end film and video users. As the successor to PhotoshopCS3, Photoshop CS4 is the first x64 edition of Photoshop onconsumer computers for Windows.
Version History Cont…Adobe Photoshop CS5 Photoshop CS5 was launched on April 12, 2010. In a videoposted on its official Facebook page, the development teamrevealed the new technologies under development, includingthree dimensional brushes and warping tools.
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Cont… In May 2011, Adobe Creative Suites 5.5 (CS5.5) were released which have new versions of some of the applications. However, the Photoshop that comes with them which is labeled version 12.1 is identical to the concurrently released update for Photoshop CS5, version 12.0.4, except for support for the new subscription pricing that was introduced with CS5.5.